Definition for EM-PYR'E-AL

EM-PYR'E-AL, a. [Fr. empyrée; Sp. It. empireo; L. empyræus; from Gr. εμπυρος; εν and πυρ, fire.]

  1. Formed of pure fire or light; refined beyond aerial substance; pertaining to the highest and purest region of heaven. Go, soar with Plato to th' empyreal sphere. Pope.
  2. Pure; vital; dephlogisticated; an epithet given to oxygen gas.

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